Realizing that a marriage is beyond the point of reconciliation is a difficult thing to swallow. When people get married, they're ensconced in the most romantic part of any relationship they've ever experienced. Then real life arrives, probably bringing with it some kids and added financial burdens. Personalities are pushed to the limit and weaknesses are tested. Some couples pass the test, and some, despite their best efforts, fail. If you've decided that reconciliation is no longer an option, it's time to think about hiring a divorce lawyer. At Cummings Law Firm, we're here to guide Waterbury area clients through divorce proceedings with experience and grace. However, there are a few things to think about before we get started.
BE AWARE OF PERSONALITIES AND SPECIALIZATIONS
Each divorce lawyer in Connecticut has their own personality and types of divorce in which they specialize. Some divorce lawyers are bloodthirsty, willing to do anything to make sure their client walks away with a bigger piece of the pie. Some divorce lawyers are gender specific, only willing to fight for men or women in a divorce. Some divorce lawyers are pushovers, giving up far too easily and leaving you to wonder what exactly you're paying for. Always have one or two preliminary consultations with prospective divorce lawyers so that you can get a feel for how they will act on your behalf.
DECIDE ON THE ULTIMATE GOAL
What is it that you want out of your divorce? Yes, we understand that you no longer wish to be married to a particular individual, but what about division of finances, custody of children, or permanent ownership of the house, car, and beloved family dog? Knowing what your ultimate goal is before starting will give your divorce lawyer the ability to start out on the right foot.
BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR BUDGET
Divorce is rarely cheap. While you might publicly declare that there's nothing you won't do to achieve your ultimate goal, your budget might have other plans. When interviewing potential divorce lawyers, it's important that you're honest about your budget. Winning your case will be bittersweet if it means ending up in debt.
Attorney James W. Cummings is a trusted divorce lawyer in the Waterbury area. Contact him today to discuss your case.